Conneaut cat recovering after being shot with arrow; bowman says it was rabid

57-year-old man said he got his bow and arrow out to scare the cat.

Conneaut cat recovering after being shot with arrow; bowman says it was rabid
Conneaut Cat shot with arrow (Source: Maddox and friends cat rescue)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Conneaut cat is recovering after being shot with an arrow in the neck last week.

The cat’s name is Callum and had to have a $5,000 surgery to remove the arrow.

According to police, a man called them last week to say he shot a rabid cat in his yard, but the cat took off after it had been hit.

The cat showed up on a neighbor’s door step three days later.

Callum is now in the care of a Conneaut non-profit organization called Maddox and Friends Cat Rescue.

The man was question by police after the Callum was found, and he told police it was growling, hissing and acting strange and then hid his hedges.

He claims he got the bow and arrow out to scare the cat, and when it continued to act strange he shot it.

 OK friends, here is an update on Callum. Callum is stable and at the emergency vet in Akron. They will be keeping...

Posted by Maddox and friends cat rescue on Sunday, July 26, 2020

According to the non-profit, Callum is now in stable condition and recovering.

Police said the Conneaut Law Director will now review the case and the man could face cruelty to animal charges.

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🚨🚨🚨GRAPHIC POST🚨🚨🚨 Alright friends. We have good and bad news. Callum has a chance. He is alert and awake for the ER...

Posted by Maddox and friends cat rescue on Sunday, July 26, 2020

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